Overview: Keyso Moss is a senior who started off his college career at Antelope Valley College and Mississippi Valley State before transferring to Missouri S&T. He is a versatile athlete who can contribute both on offense and on defense. He has played both fullback and defensive tackle during college career. He has a good football I.Q, moves around well for his size and has good footwork.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Keyso, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.
C: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing Missouri S&T?
KM: I played junior college football in California, had division one offers coming out came up a credit unit short so went to Mississippi Valley where I played a lot but wanted to change my major and play in a attack defense so then I transferred to Missouri S&T.
C: How do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by NFL scouts?
KM: I mean continue to work hard so that when my time come I’m ready and show the scouts that I’m versatile and can do a little bit of everything.
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
KM: My strengths probably would be my knowledge for the game also my speed, footwork mixed in with some power. My weakness some time overthinking and getting off balance from taking to long of a step.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
KM: Leadership qualities and a lot of big guys my size don’t have the agility I have.
C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?
KM: Aaron Donald and Geno Atkins. For Fullback it would be Tolbert and Nikita Whitlock.
C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?
KM: Golden Ukonu.
C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?
KM: I loved football every since I was a kid.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
KM: Listen to music and say a prayer.
C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?
KM: Two coaches the coaches at Missouri S&T and my high school coach Fouch. They really didn’t have to say much just showed me that they believed in me and told me to continue to work hard. That mean a lot to me because It’s a lot people will say they believe once it happen but it take a lot to believe all the way through out if you been through what I been through.
C: What should people reading this interview know about you?
KM: You should know that I’m willing to do any and everything to take the organization to the next level and I am a hard worker on and off the field so what you see in me one day only gets better the next.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Keyso Moss for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as a professional football player.
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Christa is a syndicated New York Jets beat writer and acts as the primary talent scout for Locker Room Update, where she interviews college football players from around the nation. You can follow her author page on Facebook here for the latest updates.